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  • Funeral services were held today, including a processional to and viewing at Garfield High, for the late Jaime Escalante.
  • A woman who works as a veterinary technician has been arrested for leaving a German Shepard to starve for several weeks in her garage.
  • The California Democratic Convention is underway today in Los Angeles, and features three days of meetings, speeches, and festive gatherings.
  • A federal jury has found 2 LAPD officers negligent in the 2003 death of a teen witness; the officers falsely told a gang member she had implicated him in a crime.
  • Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer is expected to face a tough campaign for re-election, as to some she is the local face of a disappointing national Democratic party.
  • Are hot dogs the new comfort food trend? The OC Register's Fast Food Maven is keeping an eye on some upcoming openings, including a Chicago-style drive-through spot.
  • To the north of us, UC Davis is opting to discontinue four athletic programs in order to help balance their budget. So long to women's rowing, men's wrestling, men's swimming and diving, and men's indoor track and field at the campus as of July 1.